Super Mom vs. Abiding Mom

A favorite homeschool blogger of mine shared this on her blog over at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I found it to be such a great reminder of how easily I can get caught up in being a “human-doing” instead of being the person God created me to be. I am no Super Mom, but when I abide in Jesus, this life is so sweet. In our day to day goings on around here, I can either choose to do things MY way or partner with God and allow Him to help me be the mom He created me to be. His plans are ALWAYS far better than any I come up with on my own without prayer. I will be praying these Scriptures and asking God to continually convict me of where I am trying to BE a Super Mom.

The words can easily be changed to include all people…moms, dads, husbands, wives, friends, children, grandparents, men, women….I hope this blesses you too.

Super Mom
Abiding Mom
Does
Tries to impress others
Pleases the Lord (Eph. 5:10, Proverbs 29:25)
Is controlled by an agenda (curriculum, schedule, etc)
Is controlled by the Holy Spirit: (Gal. 5:22-26) (Uses curriculum & schedules as tools for orderliness so she’s more free to follow the spirit)
Her self worth is found in her accomplishments (clean house, perfect kids, the perfect bulletin boards, etc.)
Her self worth is found in an accurate view of who she is in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:10)
Her peace is found in the “perfect” environment
Her peace is found in Jesus in the midst of any storm (Is 26:3)
She is discouraged by failure
Failure reminds her that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9-10)
She expects perfection from herself and others
She practices grace with herself and others (Eph 4:32)
She teaches her kids to be good
She teaches her kids to be Godly (Proverbs 22:6)
She is frustrated with her lack of spiritual fruit
She abides in Christ and bears much fruit (John 15:5)
She does things with her children
She builds a relationship with her children (Deut 6:6-7)
Her perspective is based on what is seen
Her perspective is based on what is unseen (Col 3:2)
She chooses quantity of activities
She chooses the most excellent Way (I Cor 13)

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Comments

  1. Beautiful! I am excited to look up the verses later. Love you, Megan! Thank you for encouraging me to be Spirt filled and led as we raise our kids!

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